Monday, 28 March 2016

"Eat Better, Live Better, Feel Better" by Julie Cove | Book Review

Eat Better, Live Better, Feel Better by Julie Cove
Publishing Date: March 1, 2016
Pages: 298
Publisher: Appetite by Random House
Links: Goodreads | Indigo | Book Depository | Kobo

Eat Better, Live Better, Feel Better is an interesting new cookbook all about alkalizing your life. It includes a 4-step program to ease you into the alkaline lifestyle.

I was interested in this cookbook because I like learning about the different ways you can feed your body - i.e. vegan, paleo, gluten-free, alkaline - and I love having recipes for clean eating.

This cookbook is very educational on the subject of an alkaline diet, and there's tons of useful information provided. You'll learn everything from what exactly the alkaline lifestyle is, to how to check your pH levels, to the symptoms of overacidity in your diet. There's a list of foods and their alkaline levels...even an alkaline food pyramid! It's full of beautiful pictures, adorable illustrations, and delicious-sounding recipes.

I went through the whole book looking for recipes I could sink my teeth into. Like I've said before on here, I do consider my kitchen very spite of this, I could only find three recipes to make based on what I had at home.

Clockwise from left: Chai-Spiced Hemp Mylk (p. 121);
Lemon-Lime Chia Fresca (p. 120); Wild Summer Berries
with Vanilla Almond Lemon Cream (p. 257)
Now, that's subjective because it all depends on what kind of food you stock your kitchen with; part of what I learned from this book is that if I were to eat alkaline, I'd have to do an overhaul because there are a lot of different- and sometimes fancy-sounding things required for several recipes, and they're not what I consider everyday ingredients based on how and what I eat now.

Having said all that, I was able to find three recipes (in addition to the recipe for alkaline water, which I also made because several recipes call for it) as I like to do for cookbooks. For me personally, these are all an acquired taste. They're things that in my mind I think I could get used to, or that I need to tweak for my own taste buds next time I make the recipes.

All in all, this cookbook teaches you all about what it means to eat an alkaline diet and why it's good for your body. It's full of alkaline, mostly vegan meals, and even though the ones I tried weren't my favourite, there are still tons of recipes I'd like to try from this book!

*This book was sent to me by Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review.

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